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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Posted on Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 in Featured, Parks, Sporting Events, Sunny day | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’ve been to the Olympic Park lots of times since we first went during London 2012, but our most recent trip reminded me to write about it here.

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Inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire: family days out in York

Posted on Thursday, 3 July, 2014 in BDT goes large, Farms, Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day, Soft play, Sporting Events, Sunny day | 0 comments

Inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire: family days out in York

The Tour de France sets off from Yorkshire this week with Stage 2 starting in the historic city of York. We spend a lot of time in York visiting family, so we have put together our favourite York family days out. Whether you are there this weekend for the Grand Départ, or taking a break in York over the summer, there’s plenty to do…

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Olympic Park – visiting with a baby (Part 2)

Posted on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Parks, Sporting Events | 7 comments

Olympic Park – visiting with a baby (Part 2)

You may recall that we first visited the Olympic Park in February (click here) to attend a test event at the Velodrome.  This time, we didn’t attend an Olympic event, but had tickets to spend the day visiting the Olympic Park itself.  It’s amazing how much work has been done since February to convert what was still mostly a building site back then into the final park.  The result is overwhelmingly impressive, although there are a few areas where there’s room for improvement.  Here’s how we rated our experience…

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BT London Live – Hyde Park

Posted on Saturday, 28 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Sporting Events | 5 comments

BT London Live – Hyde Park

It was the first proper day of the Olympics in London today, so we decided to get a free taste of the action.  After watching the men’s cyclists set off from The Mall in the road race, we headed to Hyde Park, where BT is hosting the free London Live festival every day during the Olympic Games.

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Where to watch the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in London?

Posted on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Sporting Events | 0 comments

Where to watch the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in London?

Seven years after the successful bid was announced, the Olympic Games are finally about to arrive in London.  On 21 July 2012, the route of the 2012 Torch Relay brings the Olympic flame to Greenwich at the start of a much-anticipated week-long tour of the London Boroughs.  Wherever you live or work in London, the chances are that the torch will pass very close by – so, where will you watch it?

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Crystal Palace Park

Posted on Wednesday, 28 March, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Museums, Parks, Sporting Events, Sunny day, Walks | 0 comments

Crystal Palace Park

After our successful trip to Greenwich Park a couple of weeks ago, this week we set off to explore another of London’s fantastic, green spaces: Crystal Palace Park.  Although the Crystal Palace that gave the area its name is long gone, the Park retains a number of quirky attractions that make it worth a visit.

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Olympic Park: visiting with a baby?

Posted on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 in Featured, Parks, Rainy day, Shopping, Sporting Events, Sunny day | 3 comments

Olympic Park: visiting with a baby?

If you’re one of the lucky few who secured tickets for the London Olympics this summer, and you’re planning to take your baby along, here’s our take on visiting the Olympic Park. OK, so the park’s not officially open (or even finished) yet, but we managed to get hold of some tickets for the cycling test event at the brand new Olympic Velodrome this weekend and thought we’d share our experience of the facilities so far.

 

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